Feb 18, 2013 6:30pm PST
investing. as diane eastabrook reports, this trend is providing a financial boost to many cash- strapped neighborhoods. >> reporter: philanthropy is a way of life for university of chicago senior thomas george, guiding his career goals and investment choices. >> if my money isn't going to be working for something that i don't actually believe in, then i'm not interested. >> reporter: last summer, george bought a $500 community investment note from calvert foundation. his money is helping finance organizations like growing home. >> so, these are good. >> reporter: growing home's an urban farm that puts the chronically unemployed to work producing fruits and vegetables in one of chicago's poorest neighborhoods. >> community investing is a growing trend both here and in europe. it allows investors to take a financial stake in their communities to improve housing, fight crime and even add jobs. >> reporter: community investing works a couple of different ways. social impact bonds raise capital to achieve a social goal like keeping ex-offenders out of jail. if the program succeeds,
Feb 19, 2013 7:00pm PST
foundation the marin community foundation the koret foundation the phyllis c. wattis foundation and diane b. wilsey. [ guitar ] >> walter kitundu: the phonocora is a 21-stringed instrument modeled after a west african instrument called the cora. one day i just started building, and about two and a half, three weeks later, i had this big boat of an instrument sitting in my basement. so my challenge, i guess, was to learn how to play it. >> tanzani
Feb 13, 2013 1:00am PST
kimball fund. diane b. wilsey. and by the kqed campaign for the future program venture fund with additional support from meridee moore and kevin king helen sarah steyer, and the phyllis c. wattis foundation. this project is also supported, in part, by an award from the national endowment for the arts, which believes a great nation deserves great art.
Feb 6, 2013 1:00am PST
-- the james irvine foundation, expanding opportunity for the people of california. diane b. wilsey. the kqed campaign for the future program venture fund. with additional support from -- the george frederick jewett foundation. helen sarah steyer. and the phyllis c. wattis foundation. >>> with sunrise just moments away, katherine westerhout has no time to lose. >> boy, that light's coming up fast. >> she's come to the abandoned 16th st. train station in west
Feb 27, 2013 1:00am PST
the phyllis c. wattis foundation and diane b. wilsey. >> sculptor bruce beasley has worked in this west oakland complex since 1964. large scale geometric pieces. bruce grew up in los angeles making model airplanes and hot rods. >> bruce beasley: the realization that i could make something that didn't have an existence before, with my hands, that came out of my imagination. that somehow, in some little tiny way, spoke emotionally, was just exhilarating.